Thursday, April 7, 2011

Our Big Pig Problem

Scientific American has a fantastic article on our reliance on feeding antibiotics to our food animals, and the Dane's experience in stopping the practice. 

The Danes, who are the world's largest exporter of pork, managed to eliminate antibiotics from their farm animals with no ill effects to the industry. 

So why can't we?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. I think everyone should be concerned about feeding antibiotics to farms animals to fatten them up. Not only does that practice lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it's likely fattening us up, too.